Album of the Week #29

Mogwai – The Hawk is Howling

Formed in Glasgow, Scotland in 1996 Mogwai have been one of the pre-eminent rock instrumental bands. Having released seven albums up to this point, and The Hawk is Howling being their most current, I feel that they have done an excellent job of making each album have its own unique feel. In their previous efforts the band has had guest vocalists, as well as them selves do some vocals. This album is a return to form for them. They have completely ditched the vocals for this album. They also had the Andy Miller, who had produced their earlier album, produce this album for them.

Ranging from melodic to metal this album has everything you could want in an instrumental rock album making it one of the top albums of 2008.  Please check out the videos after the jump to get a better sense of what Mogwai are about.



The Sun Smells Too Loud (Fan Made Video)

I’m Jim Morrison I’m Dead

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